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Morning Wire: Rep. Fitzgibbon, Senator Padden, Independent Candidates

The outlook for independent candidates and a list of 2018 primaries to watch are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Jim Boldt on the Seattle City Council: The Problem of Ear Plugs, Small Tables and Never Looking Past Your Porch 

Jim Boldt's commentary makes the case that the Seattle City Council is ignoring data-driven, evidence-based solutions to address homelessness....Read More

Seattle Council member Bagshaw: “We’re going to need more time” to pass head tax

Council member says the vote on the business tax that sparked Amazon's pause on construction may need to be delayed...Read More

Next steps for vetoed tax transparency website

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on Inslee’s veto of a new tax transparency website from the 2018 supplemental budget....Read More

Washington State Women’s Commission now accepting applications

The newly-established Washington State Women’s Commission is now accepting applications from individuals interested in working to address problems that contribute to inequality for women in...Read More

AG Ferguson announces support of gun-related initiative

In a public radio interview, AG Ferguson announced his support for a new initiative aimed at raising the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic firearms...Read More

Morning Wire: JT Wilcox, Rick Larsen, AWB on climate change

Rep. Rick Larsen, a possible special session, and recently announced opportunity zones are all featured in this week's edition of the Morning Wire....Read More

Arctic Encounter Symposium hosts 5th annual arctic policy event

The Arctic Encounter Symposium featured voices from across the Arctic countries on economy, climate, security, and innovation in the Arctic....Read More

Rep. Rick Larsen calls for increased investments in the Arctic

Congressman Rick Larsen gave a keynote addresses at last week’s fifth annual Arctic Encounter Symposium, where he connected Washington State’s economy with its northern neighbor...Read More

Judge rules legislature violated constitution in controversial passage of deadly-force initiative

Judge Christine Schaller ruled that the legislature’s passage of both I-940 and HB 3003 violated the state constitution....Read More